February 17, 2015 – This month’s Public Art Scrambler featured presentations by Cheryl Wilgren Clyne – Art Director for the Saint Paul Saints, Tanya Dreesen – Minnesota Viking’s VP of Partnership Activation & Special Projects, and Greg Nielsen, a member of the newly formed Community Advisory Committee for the Midway soccer stadium and master site plan redevelopment.

Each of the presenters shared their unique experience working with the arts in a stadium/ballpark related context. Attendees learned about how the art was selected via an open call for the U.S. Bank Stadium and how the collection will evolve and change over the coming years, the community engaged process that is underway as the new Midway Soccer Stadium prepares a master plan and the curated creative expressions and upcoming open calls that are unfolding at CHS Field. Each presenter posed a question back to the audience for feedback including:

  • What ideas do you have for creating art experiences at CHS Field?
  • What subjects (person, place, thing) would you hope to see represented at U.S. Bank Stadium in the future?
  • What kinds of arts experiences in public venues do you find inspirational? What do you value? What catches your attention? What do you feel less excited about?
  • What do you hope to see as part of the Midway Soccer Stadium and Master Site redevelopment?

The Public Art Scrambler invites self-defined public art professionals to learn and connect with peers at quarterly meetings in the Twin Cities. The events are focused on issues and ideas related to public art creation, process and ideation – temporary and permanent. Events are free.

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Thanks to the McKnight Foundation for making this event possible.